Switch of lanes anticipated as I-55 bridge project continues
Motorists can expect another switch of lanes on Interstate 55 outside Edwardsville as work continues on bridges over the MCT Bike Trail.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a change in the lane closures on Interstate 55 from mile marker 24 to mile marker 26 north of Ilinois Route 143 starting Thursday, May 31. Interstate 55 will continue to be restricted to one lane in each direction; however, traffic will be switched over to the southbound bridge, allowing work to begin on the northbound structure.
The new configuration will be used throughout the remainder of the project. The work is expected to be complete by the end of September 2018.
Motorists are urged to use caution, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone.
The general contractor on this project is Keller Corporation of Glen Carbon.